Bartolome de las Casas is used by Zinn for many of the sources of the cruelty against the natives, but even Zinn admits that "his figures are exaggerations"(). However, Zinn still puts Bartolome under much less criticism than Columbus even though the priest did his share in being cruel to natives; this was most likely because he wanted to make the point that Columbus should not be so heroized. Overall, the monarchy of Europe is truly to blame for sending the greediest men with orders only to extract wealth from the New World. Whether or not America should celebrate Columbus Day is a highly debatable topic, but it should not really be celebrated or called after a relatively cruel man. Columbus just happened to be in charge of the right ship with a gamble that turned out to make him extremely successful, but he did not have anything, besides good seamanship to make him any more exciting than the average
Willie Jay is the antithesis of Dick: Willie Jay encouraged Perry to strive to his fullest potential (although Willie Jay did not think that was much, based on his condescending attitude towards his lack of education). Dick attempted this, he “ had always encouraged him, listened attentively to his talk of maps, tales of treasure, but now-- and it had not occurred to him before-- he wondered if all along Dick had only been pretending” (Capote 100). Perry noticed that Dick did not actually respect him. However, Perry honestly admired Willie Jay- he was the antithesis of Dick. Perry takes the both paths on the road of manipulation, but they do not meet at the end.
Elie Wiesel said "combat indifference, intolerance and injustice¨(Biography 2). When Cesar Chavez stood up for what is right just because the Hispanics had different skin color or came from a different place doesn 't mean they should get treated unfairly and the holocaust did bad things to innocent people because they had different faiths. Chavez is standing up for what is right and making a strike how people were put in the camps in the Holocaust what the similarities are between them what the differences are between them conclusively about the holocaust and Chavez. Chavez said "Without a union, the people are always cheated, and they are so innocent,"(found from nrp 1) Cesar liked helping people a lot he thought it was
Even though he lied, I believe that Wiesel's lie was morally right. Stein approaches Wiesel and his father requesting on any information of his family's whereabouts. Although, Wiesel "knew nothing about them...Since 1940, my mother had not received a single letter from them. But I lied" (Wiesel 44). So, he took the initiative and decided that he would rather deceive Stein than tell him the truth; so he told him, "Yes, my mother did hear from them.
Arthur Dimmesdale from The Scarlet Letter however, set a more destructive path for himself. Although his pride did affect Hester Prynne and his daughter Pearl, It still was more about him torturing himself instead of admitting and confessing to what he did wrong and relieving himself of that guilt and pain. Instead he chose to live with the knowledge that he did all of this because he was so proud of his status in his community as the minister and didn't want to lose that respect everybody had him. The reason he didn’t tell the truth about the adultery was because of this very pride and he admits it. But, not to suggest more obvious reasons, it may be that they are kept silent by the very constitution of their nature...guilty as they may be, retaining, nevertheless, a zeal for God’s glory and man’s welfare, they shrink from displaying themselves black and filthy in the view of men...So, to their own unutterable torment, they go about among their fellow-creatures, looking pure as new-fallen snow; while their hearts are all speckled and spotted with iniquity of which they cannot rid themselves.
When Sunflower left, Arimu thought about a bunch of ‘if’s’. She tried to push these thoughts away, she then thought, “I have taught him all I can under the wind people’s laws, she thought angrily. He has nothing more to pay me… I owe him nothing.” Some people may think that Arimu is just being too prideful, but really, all she wants to do is to help more, but she can’t. Not under her people’s laws. But even so, her feelings overcome her and she thinks again, “What is a year of proving about is it proves I am a heartless person?” Arimu is thoughtful about this, and goes running to Sunflower, and asks him to teach her how to make good maps for her people and to follow her orders, and they continue on their travels, together.
Douglass focused on the true aspects of his life and showing what his life was really about. Douglass also contributed to this period while he did show some qualities in romanticism. He never softened the blow of his harsh words for the unsuspecting reader. Douglass spoke his mind and did not care who he offended by it, and this is how Frederick Douglass contributed to the Realism period in Literature. "The whisper that my master was my father, may or may not be true; and, true or false, it is of but little consequence to my purpose whilst the fact remains, in all its glaring odiousness, that slaveholders have ordained, and by law established, that the children of slave women shall in all cases follow the condition of their mothers; and this is done too obviously to administer to their own lusts, and make a gratification of their wicked desires profitable as well as pleasurable; for by this cunning arrangement, the slaveholder, in cases not a few, sustains to his slave the double relation of master and father” (947).
Friar Lawrence was very lazy and wasn’t precautious about his plan. Friar didn’t tell Balthasar about the new plan he came up with. It would have been logical to tell him because he already knew about the secret marriage of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence said, “Unhappy fortune! by my brotherhood,The letter was not nice but full of charge Of dear import, and the neglecting it May do much danger.” This is Friar Lawrence talking to Friar John about not delivering the letter.
When Mary died after a five year reign she was married to Philip II of Spain, childless, and England was in major debt from wars between Spain and France. Mary I was also the original Bloody Mary because she killed thousands of protestants. Elizabeth wept at Mary’s deathbed but no one knows if it was for her dead sister or because she knew how hard it would be to be
This chapter makes the reader see behind the meaning of life and forgiveness. Orleanna and the rest of the Price girls are filled with guilt as they cope with the loss of their sister, Ruth May. In the end, as one would like to think, Ruth May is telling them that she forgives them and that they need to move
State University, mentions in her critique of ¡Yo!, “The text concludes by showcasing storytelling, especially in the case of immigrants” (Tompkins 2). These immigrant stories, that so many sympathize over for a moment and soon forget all about, are not stories but the memories of real people. The word “charm” is not a word one would identify with the stories of a brutal Dominican dictatorship. Alvarez uses the word charm to show that people always look for a happy ending when listening to an immigrant’s narration of their reality. However, most of the time these stories do not in fact have happy endings, but genuine tragedy and struggle.
Was Malcolm Muggeridge biased towards Mother Teresa or was he impartial, reporting on her life as an onlooker? Although Malcolm had plenty of reasons for writing Mother Teresa’s biography, he was biased towards her for the following reasons; he became saved because of her, he became extremely involved in her life, and he became extremely involved in her ministry, none of which were necessary for him to write a biography. Malcolm Muggeridge was biased towards Mother Teresa because he became saved. Normally, a reporter reports, publishes his report, and then repeats. However, Malcolm reported, eventually got unnecessarily saved, and stopped reporting to write a biography.
I was surprised to learn about their ending of birth based privilege, and his outlawing kidnapping women from other tribes. Perhaps the most surprising was to learn about their love of education and how they effectively utilized a wide range of skilled people and scholars to benefit their empire.I was disappointed to learn about how his sons were not able to live up to Genghis Khan 's legacy, unlike his daughters. As with any book, the reader must look closely for potential bias. The author of Genghis Khan and the Making of The Modern World, Jack Weatherford is not an actual historian, instead an anthropologist. He received awards such as the Order of the Polar Star, a Mongolian award, and is held in high esteem by the Mongolian government.
It is something in the past and Americans should be proud of how far they have come. Learning only good side of history does not educate the young ones and lead them to be patriotic, rather, understanding the hardships of the lost ones and learning the struggle people had to go through in order to get to where they are now is going to work wonders in helping youngsters choose the right path. It is inexcusable to hold back information for financial gain. Alteration to the events of the past and learning about them later will only infuriate the readers and believers. Term like “Gilded Age” was completely new to me, as I had no idea about what had actually transpired during that time period.